Friday, May 20, 2005
Simple Chocolate Ice Cream
In my home back in Surabaya, my father always make sure that we always has at least 2 pint of ice cream in our freezer. And when ever he come to Vancouver to visit me, he never stop hopping that I would do the same with my freezer especially I have 2 freezers here. I have space alright...
Next month, both of my parents will come to visit us again and this time I really want to give him a surprise by instead of just restocking my freezer with store-bought ice cream, this time I will make him custom ice cream myself ! So I bought this new Cuisinart ice cream maker and start using it right out from the box.
Some ice cream recipes use precooked ingredients that need to be cooled completely first before you add into your machine but since I am impatient to taste how good is home-made ice cream I use the easiest recipe from the Cuisinart manual book.
The result ?Heavenly ice cream .......
1 cup (250ml) unsweetened cocoa powder ( Dutch Process preffered )
2/3 cup (150ml) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125ml) firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups (375ml) whole milk
3 1/4 cups (800ml) heavy cream
1 Tbs (15ml) pure vanilla extract
And if your refrigerator is as well stocked as mine does, I add 1 Tbs of Chocolate extract too to give it extra chocolaty taste.
Step 1 Place the cocoa and sugars in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Add the whole milk and use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine until the cocoa and sugars are dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract ( and chocolate like I do ). You can refrigerate this if you are not using it right away, but I think you must be more patience than I am.
Step 2 Turn the machine on, pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 25-35 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and palce in freezer for about 2 hrs.
Note : Since I do not owned a hand mixer, I use my stand mixer instead. All I do was just dump all of the ingredients there and let it mixed for 10 minute while I do my dishes. Then poured it to freezer bowl. Easy !